My Knitting Olympics project is FINALLY off the blocking wires. I don't know if it's the bamboo or just the bad juju I have with this particular yarn, but it took for-freaking-ever for the thing to dry. It was worth the wait, though. I'm calling it Caribbean Ocean Blanket--the fan and feather lace border makes me think of ocean waves, hence the name. I tried to channel my inner Jared Flood when I photographed it, but of course with my SUCKO camera... oh well. It's the thought that counts.
Jared's pattern calls for a tweedy DK wool in sophisticated grays, but this is for a July baby in Minnesota. They have hot, humid summers and I figure they get enough gray in winter, so I went with the brights instead. I don't know if it's a boy or a girl, but I don't go for the blue is for boys/pink is for girls rule. I just pick the colors I like and go from there. Hopefully, the parents are cool with this.
I also finished my Ravelympics socks. LOVE the fit and the yarn, but hate the photo. Yeah, you're as surprised as I am.
It is one of the highlights of my life (and I'm not kidding) that I can add the Ravelympics and Knitting Olympics medals to my blog. It doesn't take much to make me happy. Thanks Franklin and thanks Ravelry bigshots, for creating these medals.
My silly little blog reached a milestone yesterday--1,000 page loads. WoOt! Thanks for reading.